The IPSL program in Greece is a unique opportunity to get involved in hands-on learning in a part of the world that is at once ancient and modern, urban and rural. Explore Greek culture, both ancient and modern through a lens that examines the local sustainable Micro-Entrepreneurship movement, social responsibility, Europe's refugee crisis, immigration and more. Students can do field work and research as they explore micro-enterprise in action with local Greek family businesses.
Are you looking to explore the ancient and modern cultural and social issues of this unique part of the world? Undergraduates can choose a Spring or Fall semester or a short-term summer program in Thessaloniki studying and working with social activism, youth empowerment and micro-enterprise.
- Experience Greece like a local...not a tourist! Students live with a Greek family which enriches and deepens the experience. Make life-long friends, gain better language proficieny and get to know the culture from "the inside"!
- Volunteer Service that addresses real human needs! Volunteer with organizations that serve Refugees; support the homeless & at-risk youth; work with disadvantaged pre-school & primary school children; fight discrimination; and much more!
- Explore community organizing and social activism (COSA) with the goal of learning how to effectively translate these ideas & techniques into a concrete knowledge of social activism.
- IPSL is a Social Benefit Organization with over 83% of profits directly returned to the people, communities & NGOs they partner with abroad.